Featured Blog Posts – August 2014 Archive (76)

5 Reasons You Can’t Recruit Candidates

You always hear how recruiters can’t find the right candidates, or candidates at all for that matter. They blame it on a plethora of causes from poor candidate quality to a changing workforce. But that is the problem: you can’t blame it on the candidates. With a changing candidate pool, recruiters have to adapt to trending techniques. The game of recruiting has changed, and you need to…


Added by Raj Sheth on August 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Lack of employee response directly related to management's empty words

Driving by the local church which has provided a great number of inspirations for past blog posts, they had on their billboard the statement “if our prayers are empty words so is G-d’s response” As many of you know I never talk religion in this space, and will not begin now, but it did bring up an interesting question.

What if our organizational message is nothing more…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 14, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

10 Steps For Leveraging Your ATS to Impact Recruiting Results

WARNING: Do not read this article unless you want to increase:

  1. Your online shares and referrals
  2. Job distribution and visibility to passive candidates
  3. Candidate response rates
  4. Recruiter productivity when requisition loads are heavy and inbox recruiting is the primary activity (The activities described below have reduced…

Added by Tracey Friend on August 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons Your Job Ads Aren’t Working and Ways to Fix Them - Recording Available Now

The recording and slides are up and if you've ever posted a job before, you need to watch this webinar. Hosts Mike Walsh, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Glassdoor and our own Matt…


Added by Katrina Kibben on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…


Added by Julie Salerno on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

New Act Supports Job Training - Which Skills Should Be Trained?

In an effort to bridge the skills gap and aid economic recovery, Congress and the President passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform and support job training for the US workforce. In this Act, schools and workforce boards will be able to offer skills training that matches demand in their region. The…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 14, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure.

On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your Twitter bio, your cover letter, and in…


Added by Greg Savage on August 13, 2014 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

The Power of Individuality for Recruiters

Picture of a wolf pack which represents recruiters

Do you know how many recruiters there are in the world? Quite a lot.

Even just in Britain we are talking tens of thousands. And that’s the problem. When you reach out to someone whether a head-hunt target or an active job seeker you are just another recruiter / head-hunter / faceless minion from…


Added by Stephen Hart on August 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Managing Comments Online: 10 Recommendations

Even though social media is fully integrated into the global culture and economy, many leaders are still reluctant to put themselves and/or their organizations in a position where they may have to listen to and/or engage with various stakeholders via these public channels. They tend to fear potential reputational harm and/or the stickiness of having to respond to criticism and negative feedback in an…


Added by Courtney Hunt on August 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Financial Stakes for Worker Misclassifcation Getting Steeper

Incorrectly classifying 1099 independent contractors (ICs) as W-2 employees has been a risky proposition for quite some time now. But as government agencies increasingly work together to end the practice, the financial stakes keep getting higher. 

The government is very concerned about worker misclassification due to the loss of tax revenue it…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 12, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Why ESPN’s Career Site Is Awesome

Monday, I spent the day looking through career pages to find the best ones on the web. And while I saw many fantastic pages - including BonobosSpotify and …


Added by Paul Petrone on August 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

How Hard-to-Fill Are the Top Paying IT Jobs?

Computerworld featured the results of a study by Mondo, a company that recruits and places technology workers. Mondo recorded salaries earned by 4,000 of their placements in 2014 to determine top paying IT jobs. Below we listed the jobs they found to have the…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 12, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

The Best Jobs for People Over 50: Canadian Edition

New analysis from Statistics Canada shows that retirement is changing and that more than half of workers aged 55 and older return to the workforce.  Of Canadians that actually exited a long term job between the age of 55 and 59, 60% of them were re-employed within the next 10 years, while those age 60-64 had 42% re-employment in the same year. In this article we will examine…


Added by Vera Gavizon on August 12, 2014 at 5:10am — No Comments

Back to Basics

Couldn’t I argue that most of us hate being uncomfortable?! Couldn’t I also argue that some of us don’t like change? But couldn’t I also argue that change and being uncomfortable are the two things that hold us back from realizing our full potential as human beings?

Several months ago, I was forced to get out of…


Added by Mike Chuidian on August 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Heidegger? Are you kidding me? Recruiting as narrative and the power of our words.

In college I read my first Heidegger and my first Foucault and my first Audre Lorde. It was the first time I had heard of any of them. This was in the mid 80's and yes I know I am old, but you kids can stay on my lawn - I mostly like you.

Heidegger, Foucault and Lorde would be a lot for any young mind to chew on, swallow and digest, but it about put me under. College…


Added by lisa rokusek on August 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

What We Actually Do

I have a new client who needs help; specifically my type of help. The type of client who is sophisticated, holds high expectations and demands results. Yet, this very same client doesn’t know how to hire. Certainly knows how to recognize a great looking resume, but struggles to determine fit.  The sophisticated, well educated executive, is gifted at what they do, but that doesn’t necessarily transfer into knowing how to recognize the right hire for their organization. Or recognize what they…


Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on August 11, 2014 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Kinzaa

Kinzaa lets you build visually stunning infographic resumes. An infographic resume is a way of describing your resume information in a visual or graphical form.  Infographics provides the format that sets you apart from the crowd. Employers get the specific information they crave in a single glance and they can quickly form an accurate…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 8, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

America’s $300 Billion Employee Engagement Problem – And How To Fix It

So what’s the most expensive problem facing American organizations today?

Employees who don’t want to be there.

Recent surveys show that only 29 percent of employees…


Added by Paul Petrone on August 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dude, Where's My Post? A Letter From The Editor.

I’m pretty relaxed about rules in general, and my biggest role  as Managing Editor within the Recruiting Blogs community is mostly to referee when the trolls come out from under the bridge (or away from their contingency firm bullpens).  The coolest thing about this site is it’s actually pretty self-sustaining and organic.  But sometimes, the deus ex machina factor kicks in and I've got to intervene.

Since I'm kind of sick of answering questions about why certain…


Added by Matt Charney on August 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

An Open Letter To Hiring Managers … On Behalf Of All Recruiters

Mr Client,

I apologise in advance for the somewhat generic greeting, but it’s been ingrained in me from way back when I first got into recruitment.

I still remember all the role-plays and all the training manuals. Every scenario seemed to involve an interaction with “Mr Client”. Hopefully they’ve all been updated by now to…


Added by Paul Slezak on August 8, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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